WHITEFIELD, Maine — Rabies recently was discovered in a skunk in Whitefield, according to a post on the town’s Facebook page.

The case of rabies in the skunk was recently announced by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agency recommends the public stay away from wild or stray animals, not to touch bats and and vaccinate pets and livestock.

Those seeking further information can call the Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821.

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